Dehradun: The most critical, the old, the infirm are being airlifted to Dehradun when needed, being provided medical treatment. The armed forces in Uttarakhand continue to drop food and medical packets. But even after the rescue itself, there are huge concerns when it comes to survival.
Separated from his loved ones, hungry for three days and left penniless, Kailash doesn't know if he and his family will ever reach the safety of their home in Jodhpur. "We don't have a penny, how will we reach home," he said.
Kailash, his wife and his four-year-old son were airlifted from Kedarnath and brought to the district hospital in Rudraprayag with the other injured pilgrims. He got emotional as he remembered the horror in Kedarnath. "We had to walk over dead bodies. Nothing is left there, everything is finished. We can't even find our relatives," Kailash said.
Others like Ram Singh and Mangu Singh are the only surviving members of their group of 30 from Ujjain. They are injured badly but glad that they have survived. Their troubles have not ended just there. They've been rescued but left with no care and devoid of even food and water. They said they are not being given food and medical care.
It remains to be seen whether the authorities will finally act and provide these people with the necessary care.